One video I watched discussing the rumors of a new SW trilogy about Ben Solo expressed concern that Disney is just “being reactive,” meaning that DLF is simply reacting to the fan outrage over TROS and not actually showing any initiative in their actions, not actually planning anything. This viewer seems to believe Ben Solo’s return, if true, is a sudden, out of the blue decision for DLF.
But I cannot agree with that. One of the things that I keep coming back to in my head is the World Between Worlds theory regarding Ben and the fact that that theory largely stems from the knowledge that Exegol is connected to the WBW, information that was revealed in the TROS Visual Dictionary, which itself was released the same day as TROS. This is not DLF being reactive. This is DLF revealing potentially important information for future films at the same time that Ben is “killed.”
Many have wondered for some time if this has been DLF’s plan all along. “Kill off” Ben Solo, let the fans stew for a year or two, and then bring him back in some way. People have been predicting his return since TROS came out. There is nothing sudden about this rumor. Not to those of us who’ve been keeping a close eye out for anything that might hint to it being a possibility. And even Den of Nerds, the youtuber who first revealed this theory, said that he first started hearing about it over a year ago. This isn’t sudden.
Which is also why I’m more hopeful that they will do Ben justice in this new trilogy and a lot of others appear to be. This isn’t new. It’s been planned. We’re only hearing about it now.
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